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ASSOCIATIONS

American League of Lobbyists (ALL)
P.O. Box 30005
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 960-3011
Web site: http://www.alldc.org
This organization represents the interests of lobbyists and encourages ethical lobbying practices. The organization's Web site is full of helpful information, including career resources, event listings, a job bank, and the latest news.

WEB SITES

American Academy of Physician Assistants
http://www.aapa.org/gandp/dos-donts.html
Don't be fooled by the Web site, which is geared toward physician assistants. This page features lists of dos and don'ts for all lobbyists.

Careers in Lobbying
http://careers.cua.edu/handouts/lobbyingcareers.htm
This is a page on Catholic University's career services Web site. Although intended for CU students and alumni, the information will be helpful to all those interested in becoming a lobbyist. The page includes a description of a day in the life of a lobbyist and links to related organizations.

Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board
http://www.clarb.org/licensure/lobbying.pdf
This page is written for members of the CLA who lobby, but it is a good general guide for anyone wanting to pursue a career in lobbying.

Healthy Sale
http://www.getthatgig.com/nonprofit_political/careers/c_lobbyist_bayer.html
This site features an enlightening interview with a lobbyist.

Lobbying
http://www.cftech.com/BrainBank/GOVERNMENT/Lbby.html
Provides rules for lobbyists in Washington and a list of publications.

Lobbying as a Career
http://www.alldc.org/career.htm
Part of the American League of Lobbyists Web site, this page offers a concise description of lobbying and how to get started in the career.

BOOKS

Reis, Ronald A. The Everything Hot Careers Book. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corp., 2001.

This book gives the inside scoop on lobbyist careers, including interviews with people in the profession.

Wolpe, Bruce C. Lobbying Congress: How the System Works. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Publishing, 1990.

If you're going to become a lobbyist, it is important to understand the government system. Though over a decade old, this book does a good job of covering standards like the rules of lobbying, the lawmaking process, and making contacts.

Zorach, John. The Lobbying Handbook. Washington, DC: Professional Lobbying and Consulting Center, 1990.

This 1,000-page book covers it all—the legislative process, contacts, rules for lobbyists, and case studies. Everything you'll need to start your career as a lobbyist.

PUBLICATIONS

Lobbyists, Brief #608
Chronicle Guidance Publications
(800) 622-7284
Web site: http://www.chronicleguidance.com
This brief provides an in-depth look at lobbying as a career choice.

INTERNSHIPS

Washington Intern Foundation
(703) 979-5534
You can learn a lot from working as a government apprentice for a summer, even if you're just making copies and answering phones. Call the Washington Intern Foundation for more information.

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